What a pal -- Fred is going to announce on my birthday:
DES MOINES (AP) — Republican Fred Thompson, whose entry into the presidential race has been long anticipated, will officially launch his candidacy Sept. 6 in a webcast on his campaign site, followed by a five-day tour of early primary states, the Associated Press has learned.
It may be churlish of me to snub such a lovely present, but I still want to know what he stands for. Also on my birthday, the Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, in 1620. Lof of history to live up to. I'd tell you how old I'm going to be, but then I'd have to shoot myself.